Food Lovers Fat Loss Diet

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buttercup30

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Posted: 03 Jan 2014, 00:19
Has anyone tried this? Does it work? Pro's? Cons? I'm considering trying it, and wondering what others think of it.
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mummydee

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Posted: 03 Jan 2014, 05:50
It sounds like basically a remake of the Atkins approach, eliminating simple carbs which they now call 'fast' carbs and consuming 'slow' or complex carbs. Good common sense advice but some misleading sentences such as "eat all your favourite foods and lose weight'' leading you to believe you can eat that chocolate cake and succeed.

If you have to pay to join, i would think seriously about it.... can you do it on your own thru research on different similar eating plans?
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
buttercup30

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Posted: 04 Jan 2014, 00:52
The more I think about it, the more I really think it is a bad idea. I don’t think I want to pay 119.94 plus shipping for 3 or 4 different books to tell me what I probably already know. I don’t think that you can eliminate food groups and be successful, and from what I can tell from the infomercial, there is really no way you can possibly do what they want if you go out and eat. I don’t care what they say. As my grandmother tells me on a regular basis, “If it requires you to give up a food group, it is not healthy.” I might visit the book section at Wal-Mart tomorrow and see what I can find. I might even save some money that way.
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mummydee

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Posted: 04 Jan 2014, 05:23
try your library, it's free and they usually have a good selection of diet and health books.

I don't count 'sugar' as a food group, it's a toxin to me and easily given up. Once you get rid of processed foods and eat real natural foods with good nutritional value you not only feel better but weight loss will follow.

Read up on the different diet plans and pick the one that you think you can go with. I am a low carber and will be for life, it's what works for me, you have to find what works for you. Your grandmother makes a good point but remember she probably grew up eating real natural foods, processed crap came in in the 60's and has been the downfall of the American people.
Good luck ..
If it is a plant, eat it, if it comes from a plant, don't!
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 04 Jan 2014, 07:16
Good suggestion. With your library this time of year sometimes to get a specific book you need to reserve it. Diet and exercise are popular in Jan. Ours has an online catalogue and options to have books ready and waiting. If they are at a different branch my take a couple of days. If someone has it checked out you get put on a waiting list and get an email when it is avail.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters

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reddarin

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Posted: 04 Jan 2014, 09:59
The first phase probably does give good results because it is carb restricted allowing only about 90g of total carbs for each day. And the carbs are mostly from low GI sources.

But man I bet the people that follow that suffer from the most agonizing leg and foot cramps since the plan is also sodium restricted and high water intake. Your body starts shedding potassium to conserve sodium when sodium levels drop too low - which happens when you go to the bathroom a lot.

If this review of the diet is accurate:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/food-lovers-fat-loss-system-diet-review

...then you really do not need to spend $120 on it. It is the same old CICO portion control message you can hear anywhere. Eat less move more. They throw in the Glycemic Index but there is nothing new about that. The promise of keeping all your favorite carby foods is as old as the obesity epidemic.
buttercup30

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Posted: 06 Jan 2014, 00:01
I paid $17.50 for a book at Wal-Mart, titled The Start Here Diet. I've read a chapter already, and it's not another "don't eat this, don't eat that" type book. She teaches you that it is important to understand what caused you to become obese, beyond the usual eating more than you should. It's written by the same lady who wrote the "Eat Clean" series. She struggled with her weight from the time she was young, until she was in her 40's.
Philippians 4:13 (RSVCE) I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.
reddarin

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Posted: 06 Jan 2014, 08:56
buttercup30 wrote:
I paid $17.50 for a book at Wal-Mart, titled The Start Here Diet. I've read a chapter already, and it's not another "don't eat this, don't eat that" type book. She teaches you that it is important to understand what caused you to become obese, beyond the usual eating more than you should. It's written by the same lady who wrote the "Eat Clean" series. She struggled with her weight from the time she was young, until she was in her 40's.


That looks like a much, much better guide than the gimmicky fat lovers thing.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Start-Here-Diet-Transition/dp/0345548019

Identifying triggers, eating clean, not being obsessed with exercise. Win/Win/Win.

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